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Music & Dance of the Philippines


Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM
MANA – Music and Dance of the Philippines & Hawai’i
Kayamanan ng Lahi Dance Troupe

Aratani Theatre
244 South San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Tickets from $20

Under the leadership of Joel Jacinto, Barbara Ele and Ave Jacinto, Kayamanan is one of the most distinguished Philippine Dance company in the US. Their new program MANA will premiere in the Aratani and then go on, by invitation, to the 2015 Merri Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii. In collaboration with Filipino-Americans Patrick Landeza (Slack Key Guitarist) and Abe Lagrimas Jr. (Ukeleli) MANA speak to the ancestral ties between Filipino and Hawaiian culture. The concept of mana comes from the shared lexicon of the Pacific and Southeast Asian region. In the Philippines mana refers to the precious things learned and inherited from ancestors, in Hawaii mana is the spiritual energy that can exist in places, objects and persons. In this new production Kayamanan Ng Lahi speaks our need to be agents as we maintain the balance between humans and the environment, our heritage and our future.

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